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August 22, 2016
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Climate change alters the rules of sperm competition in the sea

The impact of climate change on global seawater conditions could change the rules of sperm competition for many important marine species, a pioneering new study has shown. Researchers from the University of Exeter have shown that increasing ocean acidification, brought … Continue reading

October 8, 2015
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River Buries Permafrost Carbon at Sea

New study traces the fate of carbon stored in thawing Arctic soils As temperatures rise, some of the organic carbon stored in Arctic permafrost meets an unexpected fate—burial at sea. As many as 2.2 million metric tons of organic carbon … Continue reading

August 20, 2014
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Tiniest Catch: UA Scientists’ Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity in the Sea

Using bacteria as bait, UA scientists caught wild ocean viruses and found that the genetic lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought. A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by University of Arizona ecologists revealed … Continue reading

July 18, 2014
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Exeter scientist reveals secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks in new report

Seas between the islands of Skye and Mull on Scotland’s west coast are highly important for basking sharks, according to a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Each year large numbers of basking sharks are seen in an area … Continue reading

July 21, 2013
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Scientists Discover Thriving Colonies of Microbes in Ocean ‘Plastisphere’

Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the “plastisphere.” In a study recently published online in … Continue reading

June 19, 2013
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Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales

The fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. It is also, paradoxically, one of the least understood. The animal’s huge size and global range make its movements and behavior hard to study. A carcass that washed … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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Cassini Suggests Icing on a Lake

It’s not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas of … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Cassini Spots Mini Nile River on Saturn Moon

PASADENA, Calif. – Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth’s Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more than 200 miles (400 kilometers) from its “headwaters” … Continue reading